Terry Butcher is facing a touchline ban after he was critical of the referee after the recent match with Aberdeen

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Terry Butcher is facing a touchline ban after the Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager was critical of the referee following the recent match with Aberdeen.

The SFA have offered Butcher a one-game ban for suggesting George Salmond - who sent off two players during the game - was incompetent.

Butcher claimed that a Martian could have seen that his side deserved a penalty when Aaron Doran was challenged by Mark Reynolds during a 1-1 draw on 15 September.

He has been given a hearing date of 18 October and has until Wednesday to respond.

Butcher decided against an appeal against Owain Tudur Jones' red card in the same game, claiming it was not worth the club risking losing £1,000 if the appeal was rejected.

Salmond is a former Scottish cricketer with 146 caps (104 as captain) and is now a Deputy Headteacher at George Watson's College in Edinburgh.